The idea of starting a new paving project or resurfacing a long-neglected asphalt surface can be daunting. Relax! We’re here to help. By breaking a project down into four easy steps, we make the entire process very manageable. Our estimators will assist you with research, identify your needs, figure out where to start and ensure you end up with a beautiful finished product.

STEP 1: EVALUATION

It all begins with a thorough examination of your pavement. Look for problem areas, such as cracks larger than a quarter-inch, potholes, oil stains, faded paint and heaving—the uplift of asphalt caused by growing tree roots, freezing pockets of moisture and other environmental forces.
For more information on what your estimator will be looking for, as well as other factors that could impact the size and scope of your project, click here.

STEP 2: DO YOUR RESEARCH

Get familiar with the asphalt repair process. There may be more than one solution to a given problem, and you’ll want to understand your options. Here are the most common remedies to, and safeguards against, pavement degradation.
Crack Filling: It is possible to fill cracks if you catch them soon enough. However, as cracks widen over time, they can develop into what are known as “alligator cracks” or even a pothole. When this happens, the integrity of your entire pavement surface may be compromised.
Sealcoating: This procedure protects asphalt from oxidation from thee sun, water, oil and traffic wear. It adds flexibility to the surface to minimize cracking and also improves the appearance of the pavement and extends its lifespan.
Milling: Think of milling as a vigorous scrub. This process removes the top layer of asphalt without disturbing the subbase. It’s a great option for parking lots and driveways that are structurally sound beneath, but cracked and worn at the surface.
Patching: When potholes appear, a patch may be the right fix for you.
Overlay: When a large area of asphalt is cracking and developing potholes—but is not so damaged as to warrant an entire replacement—an overlay may be your best option.
New Installation: Sometimes the only solution is asphalt replacement.

STEP 3: BUDGETING

We recommend all business owners budget for pavement-maintenance every 2-3 years. You might not need it, but it’s better to protect your investment.
At TARC, we believe that the best defense is a good offense. You can avoid costly projects in the future by maintaining a routine maintenance schedule. Quick and inexpensive measures against pavement decay include regular sealcoating, seasonal street sweeping and sealing cracks as soon as they appear.
The team at TARC can help you come up with a strategy to defend your investment and stretch your budget.

STEP 4: TRUST THE PROS

Once you’ve done your homework and understand what your unique needs are, entrust your project to the professionals at TARC Construction, Inc.
Our experienced estimators will provide you with a free consultation and estimate. At TARC, we’re dedicated to keeping you informed and pointing you in the right direction giving you the tools you need to proceed with confidence.
Give us a call or reach out online and we’ll help you come up with a plan that is tailored to fit your unique needs.